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Director John Carpenter once suggested that selecting the mask that Michael Myers wore in Halloween (1978) was influenced by Edith Scob's mask in this film.
Director Georges Franju never considered the film to be a horror story, but instead felt it was tale of "anguish."
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When the film appeared in the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1960 it was reported that seven audience members fainted during the surgery scene. Director Georges Franju responded "Now I know why Scotsmen wear skirts."
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During the original release of the film an English film critic for The Spectator was nearly fired for writing it a positive review, while the general critical reaction had been poor.
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Originally released in the US in an edited version titled "The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus" - an odd title considering there's no one named Dr. Faustus in the film.
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Initial releases of the film were met with negative reactions from film critics. One French critic stated the film was "in a minor genre and quite unworthy of his (Franju's) abilities." Franju responded by saying that the film was his attempt to get the minor genre to be taken seriously.
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The original title of this movie, in French, is mentioned in the chorus of the song "Eyes Without A Face" by Billy Idol, from the album "Rebel Yell" (1983).
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The film was re-released uncut (and under its original title) to US theaters for the first time on Halloween night of 2003.
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Hubert de Givenchy created the gowns that Christiane wears throughout the movie.
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Originally released in the US on double feature with the 1962 Japanese horror film The Manster.
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Although the film passed European censors upon its original release in 1960, the films disturbing facial surgery scene still caused controversy.
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The film made its debut in Paris on March, 2nd 1960.
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